English Historical Syntax [NOOK Book]

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This study brings together many of the resources needed for the exploration of English historical syntax and deals with many of the important changes in English sentence structure from Old English to present. It also features a survey of published research from both classical and modern linguistic traditions, as well as new research by the author. Provides guidance on methodology, important reference materials, and the general history of the English language.
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English Historical Syntax

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Overview

This study brings together many of the resources needed for the exploration of English historical syntax and deals with many of the important changes in English sentence structure from Old English to present. It also features a survey of published research from both classical and modern linguistic traditions, as well as new research by the author. Provides guidance on methodology, important reference materials, and the general history of the English language.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781317887683
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/11/2014
  • Series: Longman Linguistics Library
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 496
  • File size: 5 MB

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Pt. I Groundwork
1 Introduction 3
2 Background 8
3 Nominal morphology 16
Pt. II Word Order
4 Word order 27
Pt. III Subject and Verb Phrase
5 Impersonals 61
6 Dative Movement and the indirect passive 103
7 The prepositional passive 124
Pt. IV Complex Complementation
8 VOSI and V+I (Control verbs) 165
9 Subject raising 218
Pt. V Auxiliaries
10 Origins of periphrastic DO 255
11 Modal and related auxiliaries 292
12 Perfect 340
13 Progressive 371
14 Passive 413
15 Multiple auxiliaries, regulation of DO 446
Pt. VI Bibliography and Indexes
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